Saison Deluxe

750 mL corked and caged from the “750” series!
Not much pop on opening and it’s not a gusher, but the carbonation is huge and quite annoying on the pour. The head is not at all dense, rather it is very light and fluffy with large bubbles. Body is a very golden, yellow color with the emphasis on yellow as opposed to gold. Lace is broken, extensive but wispy has opposed to sticky.
Nose has the requisite funk, but it also has an alcoholic edge almost like an imperial Hefe.
The nose strays into the mouth too. A really quite alcoholic feel to the beer and it drinks every inch of its 7.40 %. The alcohol seems really prominent and it reminds me a LOT of DFH Golden Shower/Era, or perhaps even the original 22 oz Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner. Hoppy bitterness permeates the finish and the aftertaste. Pretty dry too, with a mild burn in the back end.
This seems really quite alcoholic and surprisingly hoppy for a Saison. I really enjoyed it but I was a touch surprised by it.

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03/22/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.4 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.35
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